The Portland Sea Dogs walked five batters in the sixth inning, three with the bases loaded, in losing to the Akron RubberDucks 6-0 in an Eastern League game Wednesday night at Akron, Ohio.

The RubberDucks broke the game open with four runs in the sixth inning to end Portland’s five-game winning streak.

In all, Sea Dogs pitchers issued eight walks.

Akron starter Joey Cantillo pitching five innings, allowing one hit and two walks. He struck out 13.

Portland had just three hits, all singles.


JAPAN: Trevor Bauer pitched his first official game in just over 22 months after the Los Angeles Dodgers released him earlier this year following claims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Bauer, scattered seven hits in seven innings, allowed one run, struck out nine and threw 98 pitches in Yokohama DeNA Baystars’ 4-1 victory against the Hiroshima Carp before 33,202, which the team said was a record.

“I felt great,” Bauer said. “I just felt normal, the body felt good: command, velocity, results. All good. It was a great day.”


EUROPEAN TOUR: Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia were among four players with Saudi-backed LIV Golf who resigned from the European tour instead of facing fines of 100,000 pounds ($125,000) for playing LIV events without permission.

The tour said 50-year-old Richard Bland also resigned.


They were among those who played the inaugural LIV Golf event outside London last June and violated the conflicting tournament regulation policy.

PGA: Rory McIlroy says he had his reasons for skipping his second elevated event at the RBC Heritage.

That wasn’t enough for PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan to pay out the remaining $3 million of McIlroy’s Player Impact Program bonus.

Monahan announced that the world’s third-ranked player won’t receive the $3 million sum — a day after the 33-year-old McIlroy said he presented his case.

McIlroy finished second to Tiger Woods in the PIP program, which measures a player’s popularity and impact on tour. He was set to make a $12 million, but that payout has been reduced by 25% after he missed his second elevated event.

Under the PIP rules, the top players are only allowed one “opt-out” for the season’s 12 designated “elevated tournaments” on this year’s tour, not including the four major tournaments and the Players Championship. McIlroy’s decision to skip the tournament in Hilton Head, South Carolina, was his second opt-out after missing the Sentry Tournament of Champions.



FRENCH OPEN: Emma Raducanu will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after announcing she is having what she called “minor” procedures on both hands and an ankle and expects to be sidelined for “the next few months.”

The 2021 U.S. Open champion, a 20-year-old from Britain, has struggled with a series of injuries, most recently pulling out of the Madrid Open because of a hand problem.

MADRID OPEN: Carlos Alcaraz made sure he will get to celebrate his 20th birthday on the court come Friday.

The defending champion overcame a tough test from Karen Khachanov, rallying late in the second set for a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5 win that set up a semifinal against Borna Coric on his birthday.

Women’s No. 1 Iga Swiatek also made it to the last four in the Spanish capital, cruising to a 6-0, 6-3 win over Petra Martic.


Coric, the 17th seed, made it to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Daniel Altmaier.


OBIT: Tori Bowie, the sprinter who won three Olympic medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, has died. She was 32.

Bowie’s death was announced by her management company and USA Track and Field. No cause of death was given.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida, deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to a home in the area “for a well-being check of a woman in her 30s who had not been seen or heard from in several days.”

• Ralph Boston, the Olympic long jump champion who broke Jesse Owens’ world record then later had his own mark eclipsed by Bob Beamon’s record-shattering leap at the Mexico City Games, died Sunday. He was 83.


The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed Boston died Sunday at his home outside of Atlanta.

Boston broke or tied the world record six times during the 1960s.

• Calvin Davis, the Olympic bronze medalist in the 400 hurdles at the 1996 Atlanta Games, has died. He was 51.

The University of Arkansas, where he went to school, said Davis died Monday. USA Track and Field also confirmed the death. No cause was given.

DOPING: Nijel Amos, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the men’s 800 meters, has been banned for three years for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a ruling.

The runner from Botswana tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 last year in the run-up to the track world championships and received a reduction on the standard four-year ban because he admitted to the charges. The ban rules Amos out of next year’s Paris Olympics.



PREMIER LEAGUE: Erling Haaland set a Premier League goals record and added three more points for title-chasing Manchester City, which won 3-0 at home against over West Ham.

The Norway striker has scored 35 times in his first season playing in English soccer’s top division — surpassing the previous single-season record that was jointly held by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole before Haaland tied them Sunday.

Haaland still has five more games to add to his remarkable total.

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